Calling all artists! WHAM is near!

Submitted by FreshArts on Mon, Jul 26th at 10:19 pm

 WHAM 2009 image


Heeeeeeyyyy yoouuuu guuuuuuuyyyss!  It’s that time of year again, artists!  Time to submit your entry for our Winter Holiday Art Market, otherwise known as WHAM.


This year, WHAM turns 5!  If we were married, the 5th anniversary would be the Wood Anniversary and you would want to shower us with gifts entries made of wood. Like, you know…wooden bowls or wooden spoons, or maybe a piece of petrified wood with our initials etched inside a heart with an arrow shot through it.


Although that would be cool, Spacetaker is NOT married and so for our 5th anniversary we welcome ALL TYPES OF ENTRIES!  Fine art, jewelry, stationary, clothing, ceramics, soaps and other bath & body supplies, paintings, sculpture, and the like...including wood.


If you’re not familiar with WHAM, it is a fun 3-day art sale and celebration of Houston’s diverse creative community that draws crowds of up to 2,500 interested art-buyers.  Each year, WHAM features the work of 60 local artists, juried by a panel of arts professionals.


Since its launch, WHAM has generated more than $166,000 for more than 200 local artists and continues to grow as an important venue for Houston artists.


Here’s just a pinch of what some previous participants are saying about WHAM:
Spacetaker provides a direct means for economic growth by hosting events such as WHAM (the annual Winter Holiday Art Market), where I, along with a number of talented artists, have been able to sell their original art pieces to an appreciative and well-paying audience.  Over the last four years, the festival has grown to bring thousands of arts patrons to Winter Street Studios each year– thousands of people to whom artists such as myself would not otherwise be exposed. (artist Paula Hawkins)


The WHAM art market provides a focal point for the local community to know the artists that are working in the area. For us artists, it constitutes an opportunity to interact with patrons and art lovers in the unique environment of Winter Street Studios. It thus enables us to make our art known to a wider market by opening the Washington Corridor to our area of influence. (artist Marcela Garcia Bonini)


This year, WHAM will take place Friday, November 19 through Sunday, November 21 at Winter Street Studios.


The deadline to submit your entry is September 10!  Check out what is involved to submit your work and register for WHAM at www.WinterHolidayArtMarket.


(pictured above: Hello Lucky at WHAM 2009)

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